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by LadyGeek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Wild Planet Sardines quality problem [Review of sardine brands]
Replies: 5
Views: 467

Re: Wild Planet Sardines quality problem [Review of sardine brands]

FYI - I retitled this thread to keep it actionable.
by LadyGeek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: End of an era - Boeing 727
Replies: 35
Views: 2125

Re: End of an era - Boeing 727

This thread has run its course and is locked (reminiscing about the 727 is not an actionable consumer issue). See: Personal Consumer Issues This subforum is focused on making informed decisions about consumer goods and services (other than investing or financial). Acceptable topics include: - consu...
by LadyGeek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Furloughed Fed Employee - How to make best use of time
Replies: 37
Views: 3245

Re: Furloughed Fed Employee - How to make best use of time

This is a "no politics" forum. I removed an off-topic post and several replies. As a reminder, see: Politics and Religion In order to avoid the inevitable frictions that arise from these topics, political or religious posts and comments are prohibited. The only exceptions to this rule are: Common r...
by LadyGeek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: WSJ: This Alabama Quarterback Wants to Be Your Insurance Salesman
Replies: 9
Views: 1267

Re: WSJ: This Alabama Quarterback Wants to Be Your Insurance Salesman

Intercepted. This thread has run its course and is locked (not actionable, other people). See: Non-actionable (Trolling) Topics If readers can't do anything with the content of a topic other than argue about it, it does not belong here. Examples include: US or world economic, political, tax, health...
by LadyGeek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: A co-worker makes more than me
Replies: 77
Views: 6003

Re: A co-worker makes more than me

Upon further review, this thread will remain locked (contentious, relationship issues). See: Personal Finance
Note that topics must be directly connected to your (or your friend's or family's) financial life. General comments or complaints about these topics will be locked or removed.
by LadyGeek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Are mega back door Roth contributions considered contributions?
Replies: 58
Views: 1682

Re: Are mega back door Roth contributions considered contributions?

I removed an off-topic post and reply (page 1), which may be the result of a misunderstanding (what is the correct question in this discussion). As a reminder, see: General Etiquette We expect this forum to be a place where people can feel comfortable asking questions and where debates and discussi...
by LadyGeek
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Gillette Mach 3 alternatives
Replies: 81
Views: 4707

Re: Gillette Mach 3 alternatives

This thread has run its course and is locked (topic exhausted). See: Personal Consumer Issues Note that this subforum has a much lower threshold for locking or removing posts than the financial and investing subforums. In general, controversial, offensive, pointless, divisive or mean-spirited posts...
by LadyGeek
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4043
Views: 1100958

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

FYI - Shows (series) can be posted here: [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]
by LadyGeek
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Are You Dumping Netflix?
Replies: 155
Views: 6991

Re: Are You Dumping Netflix?

Discussions of dishonest behavior or bypassing the law is totally unacceptable.

I removed a post and reply suggesting use of an anonymous file server to view Netflix content. (This is beyond using a VPN.)
by LadyGeek
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Rumor mill - Fidelity starting individual HSA's Nov. 15th
Replies: 844
Views: 63814

Re: Rumor mill - Fidelity starting individual HSA's Nov. 15th

One aspect of your employer not taking the contribution from your salary is that your pre-tax income will be that much higher - my employer will take out more taxes than needed. So... the IRS Withholding Calculator will be used to adjust my withholding. The larger aspect is FICA and FUTA. (Note, th...
by LadyGeek
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: School staff threatened to call social worker
Replies: 54
Views: 2614

Re: School staff threatened to call social worker

This thread has run its course and is locked (contentious, relationship issue - not a consumer issue). See: Personal Consumer Issues This subforum is focused on making informed decisions about consumer goods and services (other than investing or financial). Acceptable topics include: - consumer goo...
by LadyGeek
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: "Open Social Security" calculator: feature requests, bug reports, etc
Replies: 290
Views: 27251

Re: "Open Social Security" calculator: feature requests, bug reports, etc

I merged Bloodsuckingleeches' thread into the on-going discussion.
by LadyGeek
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Master thread - Providence, Rhode Island Bogleheads Chapter
Replies: 22
Views: 4923

Re: Master thread - Providence, Rhode Island Bogleheads Chapter

You're all set. I merged the threads together, then retitled the thread as "Master thread - Providence, Rhode Island Bogleheads Chapter". Post all meeting notices here. (1) Readers can bookmark the thread and (2) members who post in this thread will have it show up under Your posts . This thread is ...
by LadyGeek
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: PG&E Bonds
Replies: 48
Views: 4735

Re: PG&E Bonds

I merged assetalloc's thread into the on-going discussion. The combined thread is in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum. [Thread merged into here, see below. --admin LadyGeek] I am holding PG&E PACIFIC GAS &ELEC CO NOTE CALL MAKE WHOLE maturing on 10/01/2020 I bought these few years back (...
by LadyGeek
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 29 yo resident doc married need personal finance/investing advice
Replies: 26
Views: 2232

Re: 29 yo resident doc married need personal finance/investing advice

boomie53 wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:01 pm
I updated my original post with my monthly expenses, and i'll copy here.
Since you've updated your original post, I removed the 2nd post - which is a duplicate. (If there was any information you needed in that post, please PM me.)
by LadyGeek
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Local Chapters and Bogleheads Community
Topic: Master thread - Providence, Rhode Island Bogleheads Chapter
Replies: 22
Views: 4923

Re: Providence/RI Metro Group, and Meeting January 14th

On an administrative note, should this thread be merged with the earlier one? Rhode Island Chapter Established

I didn't want to combine the threads if this is a different chapter.

Update: Thread merged, see below.
by LadyGeek
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Rumor mill - Fidelity starting individual HSA's Nov. 15th
Replies: 844
Views: 63814

Re: Rumor mill - Fidelity starting individual HSA's Nov. 15th

^^^ Next up. My employer's HSA is also with UMB. I'm new to HSAs and am just starting out. Does this distribution process apply to a cash account? I don't have any confirmation yet, but my employer may not cover the UMB administrative fees. If the fees are not covered, I'm going to move the account ...
by LadyGeek
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Help with Simple Real Estate Transaction
Replies: 9
Views: 674

Re: Help with Simple Real Estate Transaction

This thread is now in the Personal Finance (Not Investing) forum (real estate).
by LadyGeek
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How to avoid temptation to buy hot stocks or bitcoin?
Replies: 56
Views: 3648

Re: How to avoid temptation to buy hot stocks or bitcoin?

Yes, we believe reading newsletters is a waste of time.

We can help you. See our wiki: Investing in Japan

Start a thread in the Investing - Help with Personal Investments forum and post your portfolio information.

Here is an example of a member living in Japan: Starting out, in Japan
by LadyGeek
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bogleheads Drink Up! [Bogle Vineyards Wine]
Replies: 32
Views: 8708

Re: Bogleheads Drink Up! [Bogle Vineyards Wine]

^^^ Tip: Emojis are supported. 🍷🍇
by LadyGeek
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How to avoid temptation to buy hot stocks or bitcoin?
Replies: 56
Views: 3648

Re: How to avoid temptation to buy hot stocks or bitcoin?

The investing principles of "ignore wall street news" and "ignore market movement" can be found here: Getting started The wording is different, as "Stay the course" and "Never try to time the market". You can read these books: Books: recommendations and reviews Are you a resident of the US? If not, ...
by LadyGeek
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Clueless About Personal Finance At Age 30: Grew Up Poor, Now Make $400K+. Have No Clue What To Do With Money.
Replies: 29
Views: 5464

Re: Clueless About Personal Finance At Age 30: Grew Up Poor, Now Make $400K+. Have No Clue What To Do With Money.

I removed some off-topic comments. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette
At all times we must conduct ourselves in a respectful manner to other posters.
I also removed an off-topic post and reply regarding socio-economic stereotypes.
by LadyGeek
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Long term care insurance policy
Replies: 140
Views: 4370

Re: Long term care insurance policy

This thread has run its course and is locked (derailed, contentious, no progress in the discussion). I also removed some political comments (off-topic).
by LadyGeek
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Michael Kitces said in 2016 that IRS auditors disapproved of backdoor Roth IRAs
Replies: 249
Views: 40751

Re: Michael Kitces said in 2016 that IRS auditors disapproved of backdoor Roth IRAs

This thread has run its course and is locked (topic exhausted). See: Locked Topics Moderators or site admins may lock a topic (set it so no more replies may be added) when a violation of posting policy has occurred. Occasionally, even if there are no overt violations of posting policy, a topic (or ...
by LadyGeek
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: REGISTRATION FOR 2019 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST [Entry deadline has passed]
Replies: 673
Views: 12227

Re: REGISTRATION FOR 2019 BOGLEHEAD CONTEST [Entry deadline has passed]

Wings2525, Welcome!

FYI - The contest entry deadline has passed.
by LadyGeek
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Emerging markets cannot be fairly valued and investors are better off elsewhere: Change my mind :)
Replies: 128
Views: 7182

Re: Emerging markets cannot be fairly valued and investors are better off elsewhere: Change my mind :)

I removed several off-topic posts related to cultural stereotypes. Also, several contentious posts were removed. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette We expect this forum to be a place where people can feel comfortable asking questions and where debates and discussions are conducted in civil tones...
by LadyGeek
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: 29 yo resident doc married need personal finance/investing advice
Replies: 26
Views: 2232

Re: 29 yo resident doc married need personal finance/investing advice

Welcome! You have two similar posts. Each post has different information, so we approved both and merged them together to be sure.

Please edit your posts using the "!" in the top-right corner of the post to remove the duplicate content.
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Long term care insurance policy
Replies: 140
Views: 4370

Re: Long term care insurance policy

The discussion is becoming contentious. The points have been made, let's move on.
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Peter Jackson’s “They shall not grow old” - now showing Jan 21]
Replies: 52
Views: 6590

Re: [Peter Jackson’s “They shall not grow old” - now showing again]

bhsince87 wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:26 pm
You might want to add something like "now showing again" or some such to the title.

I didn't know it was being re-shown, so that was very valuable information to me!
Got it, thanks.
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: How to avoid temptation to buy hot stocks or bitcoin?
Replies: 56
Views: 3648

Re: How to avoid temptation to buy hot stocks or bitcoin?

I removed several off-topic comments. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette We expect this forum to be a place where people can feel comfortable asking questions and where debates and discussions are conducted in civil tones. Our experienced members should read: Please Do Not Bite the Newcomers I a...
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: [Peter Jackson’s “They shall not grow old” - now showing Jan 21]
Replies: 52
Views: 6590

Re: [Peter Jackson’s “They shall not grow old”]

I merged David Jay's update back into the original thread. The thread has been retitled to reflect the update.
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: ID during International Travel
Replies: 14
Views: 778

Re: ID during International Travel

This thread has run its course and is locked (derailed, no longer discussing ID). See: Personal Consumer Issues Note that this subforum has a much lower threshold for locking or removing posts than the financial and investing subforums. In general, controversial, offensive, pointless, divisive or m...
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Long term care insurance policy
Replies: 140
Views: 4370

Re: Long term care insurance policy

With regards to some earlier posts on insurance agent disclosure, I removed some off-topic comments. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette We expect this forum to be a place where people can feel comfortable asking questions and where debates and discussions are conducted in civil tones. ...At all ...
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: When and how to report income
Replies: 12
Views: 835

Re: When and how to report income

I removed an off-topic post and several replies regarding disclosure of compensation - the discussion was derailed. The point has been made, let's move on.
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: Bogleheads Drink Up! [Bogle Vineyards Wine]
Replies: 32
Views: 8708

Re: Bogleheads Drink Up! [Bogle Vineyards Wine]

This thread is now in the Personal Consumer Issues forum (wine). I also retitled the thread.

Yes, I've had the wine. Not bad.
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: When and how to report income
Replies: 12
Views: 835

Re: When and how to report income

From the IRS: Publication 17 (2017), Your Federal Income Tax Activity not for profit. You must include on your return income from an activity from which you don’t expect to make a profit. An example of this type of activity is a hobby or a farm you operate mostly for recreation and pleasure. Enter t...
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: When and how to report income
Replies: 12
Views: 835

Re: When and how to report income

The discussion is getting contentious on relationship aspects (compensation disclosure).

Please stay focused on the financial (tax reporting) aspects.
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Vanguard Asset Mix Chart [Vanguard website shows incorrect asset allocation]
Replies: 16
Views: 1093

Re: Vanguard Asset Mix Chart [Vanguard website shows incorrect asset allocation]

I merged digit8's thread into the on-going discussion. I also retitled the thread. There is another thread on this topic today. If you can't find it, then please report back and I'll go find it for you. Even better would be to report the post to the moderators using the "!" in the top-right corner o...
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Investing - Help with Personal Investments
Topic: Fidelity Zero Funds
Replies: 33
Views: 1910

Re: Fidelity Zero Funds

With regards to some previous posts, the discussion is getting contentious. As a reminder, see: General Etiquette
We expect this forum to be a place where people can feel comfortable asking questions and where debates and discussions are conducted in civil tones.
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Personal Consumer Issues
Topic: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?
Replies: 4043
Views: 1100958

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Avengers: Infinity War, on Netflix. Lots of action, but there are too many story lines to follow. After a while, I just gave up and waited for the movie to end. I could skip it.
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Understanding Chubb’s “deductible reserve”
Replies: 6
Views: 459

Re: Understanding Chubb’s “deductible reserve”

Hideki - You had a duplicate post, which I've removed. There were no replies.
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Diagnosing Knee Problems over the Phone - Medicare
Replies: 119
Views: 5010

Re: Diagnosing Knee Problems over the Phone - Medicare

I removed an off-topic post containing details of a medical treatment. The reasons medical advice is not permitted in this forum: 1. This is an anonymous internet forum. It is not possible to verify anyone's identity (nor do we want to). Credentials also imply accurate advice, which may not always ...
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Improving the Dalio/Robbins All-Seasons Portfolio
Replies: 117
Views: 33452

Re: Improving the Dalio/Robbins All-Seasons Portfolio

New member FabrizioC has a question which I've moved into a new thread. See: Dalio/Robbins All-Seasons Portfolio [Europe]
by LadyGeek
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Investing - Theory, News & General
Topic: Question about FDIC insurance
Replies: 21
Views: 1288

Re: Question about FDIC insurance

This is a "no politics" forum. An off-topic post was removed. As a reminder, See: Politics and Religion In order to avoid the inevitable frictions that arise from these topics, political or religious posts and comments are prohibited. The only exceptions to this rule are: Common religious expressio...
by LadyGeek
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What's Your Credit Card Rewards Strategy?
Replies: 3167
Views: 614743

Re: What's Your Credit Card Rewards Strategy?

You are certainly correct. I've never had an HSA before - rookie mistake.
by LadyGeek
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: Share your net worth progression
Replies: 903
Views: 232644

Re: Share your net worth progression

I feel poor when I read this thread :-( I'm at +$40,000 right now. Thanks for the motivation, guys. You're actually doing quite well, as you should only compare yourself to those in the same age group / situation as you. For example, the previous post at age 36. FYI - Username1 has an on-going thre...
by LadyGeek
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Personal Finance (Not Investing)
Topic: What's Your Credit Card Rewards Strategy?
Replies: 3167
Views: 614743

Re: What's Your Credit Card Rewards Strategy?

All good points. I should explain that I'm starting off with a zero balance. There's nothing in my HSA I can use at this time. So, a cash-back credit card makes the best use of my current situation. As noted in several suggestions, I'll build up my HSA and let the tax-deferred status go to work for ...